Gators Wing Shack

Wings Joint, American Restaurant, and Cocktail Bar
1719 N Rand Rd, Palatine, IL 60074, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 4:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:30 AM–8:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.7/10

Based on 70 votes

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    Rob C.
    Their garlic buffalo wings are the best around!(5 Tips)
    Kyle S.
    Jalapeño buffalo is where it's at!!(3 Tips)
    Marquita T.
    I take my tip back...the Mexican Hot buffalo wings are GREAT!(2 Tips)
    Madison B.
    Free buffet from four to six on Fridays!(2 Tips)
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  • Irishboy73

    Awesome wings and beer specials.

    Irishboy73 · September 22, 2014
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  • Rob C.

    Their garlic buffalo wings are the best around!

    Rob Colbert · August 16, 2014
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  • Ross K.

    Everything is good here.

    Ross Ketelboeter · August 8, 2014
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  • Gypaetus b.

    Suuuper expensive, all things considered.

    Gypaetus barbatus · August 2, 2014
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  • Alexx A.

    Garlic Buffalo everything! Delicious! :)

    Alexx Alexandra · July 6, 2014
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  • Vega

    Mexican Hot Buffalo wings!! the best!!

    Vega · February 2, 2014
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  • Kim M.

    Love my wait staff at Gators. Phenominal wings and pizza. Its why I bring 25 to 30 of my closest friends here. Awesome drinks, food, and service.

    Kim Morgan · January 26, 2014
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  • Ellie P.

    Great shack!

    Ellie Papageorge · December 29, 2013
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  • Steve S.

    Ask for a shot of Gator Piss

    Steve Schneider · December 19, 2013
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  • Ross K.

    Denise is the BEST bartender ever!!!!

    Ross Ketelboeter · September 27, 2013
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  • Ellie P.

    Get the cheese pizza. It's super cheesy like straight out of rocket power

    Ellie Papageorge · August 18, 2013
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  • Jake G.

    Some of the best wings around. Jalapeño Buffalo sauce is my favorite -- more flavor than heat even though the name suggests otherwise

    Jake Goldsholl · January 4, 2013
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  • Jennifer S.

    Garlic Buffalo Spudsters are amazing! One of my faves, along with the Garlic Buffalo Boneless Wings - YUM! :-)

    Jennifer Strunk · January 2, 2013
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  • Debbie M.

    the honey mustard wings are really sweet, not spicy at all

    Debbie M · December 24, 2012
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  • Katie K.

    Gators has great late night bartenders and managing staff that make it my home away from home. $4 bar menu is pretty great too! & the wings are the best. hands down. :)

    Katie Kendall · December 18, 2012
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  • Debbie M.

    Really enjoyed the Garlic Buffalo Wings. Even though they are mild, they still have a bite. Especially the ones sitting in the sauce at the bottom.

    Debbie M · December 13, 2012
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  • Marquita T.

    I take my tip back...the Mexican Hot buffalo wings are GREAT!

    Marquita T. · December 9, 2012
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  • Michelle S.

    Tina, Lisa, and Neil are great!

    Michelle Smulson · November 22, 2012
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  • Marquita T.

    The jalapeño buffalo wings are the best! and FREE buffet with a 2 drink min. purchase on Fridays starting around 4:30 pm

    Marquita T. · November 9, 2012
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  • Kristin D.

    Usually always have good wings but occasionally they've been overcooked & chewy, gross. Service has never been great.

    Kristin Danger · October 21, 2012
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  • Neil

    All gators employees work hard to please and service their customers! A great place to bring the family

    Neil · September 11, 2012
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  • Deana R.

    banned 2day A friend & I disagrd w/18% gratuity tht was put on chck Service frm Margaret poor NEIL owner was coward & followed us outside & to tell us I guess he ddnt wnt customers to know how he is

    Deana Ritner · September 10, 2012
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  • Richard S.

    Best wings around.

    Richard Stockman · May 20, 2012
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  • Elizabeth Monique R.

    Try the long islands... The price is right.

    Elizabeth Monique Rivera · April 29, 2012
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  • Dean C.

    Buffalo Chicken Pizza!!

    Dean Coronato · February 19, 2012
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  • Leah B.

    Honey mustard wings are amazing, a little sticky, but amazing!

    Leah Beeson · January 11, 2012
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  • Madison B.

    Free buffet from four to six on Fridays! Free wings pizza and pasta with purchase of two drinks. Do not miss!

    Madison Brodner · January 10, 2012
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  • Kelli

    I'm the wingfest champ!

    Kelli · November 12, 2011
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  • Michael C.

    The Garlic Buffalo wings are the best

    Michael Celano · November 6, 2011
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  • Robert E.

    Some of the best Wings around. On the Rand Road Strip in Palatine, just north of Dundee Road.

    Robert Elliott · September 18, 2011
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  • Kyle S.

    Jalapeño buffalo is where it's at!!

    Kyle Sorensen · September 11, 2011
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  • Sam I.

    Best chicken wings and tenders in the suburbs

    Sam Ibrahim · September 11, 2011
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  • Maureen

    Best wings in Palatine

    Maureen · September 10, 2011
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  • Jennifer

    Best garlic buffalo wings

    Jennifer · August 7, 2011
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  • secret agent m.

    Best garlic buffalo wings any where.

    secret agent molway · July 21, 2011
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  • Maureen

    Awesome wings and fun old school games like crane game cheap beers too!

    Maureen · July 16, 2011
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  • David

    Old style in bottles... ice cold!

    David · April 27, 2011
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  • Hilary G.

    $3 shots on Wednesdays

    Hilary G · January 4, 2011
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  • Leah B.

    Don't get the chopped salad!

    Leah Beeson · December 10, 2010
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  • Kevin K.

    They place rules support this place I love!

    Kevin Kovac · November 7, 2010
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  • Teresa L.

    PS coupons can always be printed from the Gators web site :-)

    Teresa Logiudice · September 14, 2010
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  • Teresa L.

    Totally disagree with above tip the wings are Definitely not dry and Have consistently won best wings of chocagoland.

    Teresa Logiudice · September 12, 2010
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  • Ken M.

    Dry wings and the sauce doesn't help. If you do go, look in the mail for coupons.

    Ken Murray · July 23, 2010
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